Meal Planning Monday - Week 6

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Did pretty good with the meal plan last week until the weekend hit.  The husband even asked tonight, what happened to having Blue Hake one night!  Oh well, the weekend got the best of us and since August 1st starts the super get healthy plan, Monday and Tuesday will be out "last suppers"! Monday - Eat out

Tuesday - Eat out

Wednesday - Chicken and Green Beans (skinny recipe that claims to be picky kid eat approved - challenge accepted!)

Thursday - Salmon and Rice

Friday - Chicken Tacos

Saturday - Steak and Baked Potato

Sunday - Pork Chops and Rice


Meal Planning Monday - Week 5

by Michelle in , , , , ,'s Tuesday and not Monday, but there is a meal plan! Monday: Seeing the new Batman movie, so fast food/movie food

Tuesday: The in-laws gave us some chicken that Chef Brandon (my BIL) grilled, so I'll reheat it with some mashed potatoes

Wednesday: Three Cheese Pasta Bake

Thursday: Turkey Mignon with veggies

Friday: Pizza Night - White Pizza from a few weeks ago

Saturday: Breaded Blue Hake with Sweet Potato Fries

Sunday: "Hot Dog" and tots

Meal Planning Monday - Week 4

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Yes, it's Tuesday night and not Monday.  Also, there is no true meal plan for this week.  Basically our plan this week is to reheat some leftovers and eat out.  This is nothing really worth blogging about, but today I decided that I still need to do a post on a subject that I had planned to do weekly.  Instead, I'll recap on some of the meals that we've had.

  • Turkey Meatballs - meatballs were on the dry side, but still tasty and we used the leftover meatballs for sandwiches
  • Cheesy Quinoa Mac & Cheese - very disappointed...maybe need to use reduced fat velveta so it's creamy
  • Bubble Up Enchiladas - very tasty
  • White Pizza - definitely a pizza we will have again
  • Chili - The husband did a good job, although he plans to make a few changes in the future
  • Lightened Up Creme Brûlée French Toast - DELICIOUS!


Meal Planning Monday - Week 3

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Last week ended up kind of crazy as expected, so the meal plan was not followed very well. Monday - Crock Pot Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti (not left overs, we still haven't made it even though it's been on the menu each week!)

Tuesday - Cheesy Quinoa Mac & Cheese

Wednesday - Spicy Shrimp & Rice

Thursday - Bubble Up Enchiladas

Friday - White Pizza for move night

Saturday - Chicken Nuggets & Baked Fries

Sunday - The husband is making chili!

Meal Planning Monday - Week 2

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This week will be interesting since it's 4th of July week and family is coming in. Not sure how much planning I can do, so let's see how it goes! Monday: Chicken patty sandwiches with sweet potato fries

Tuesday: We have hair appointments & this is the day my parental units are coming into town so probably eating at a restaurant.

Wednesday: 4th of July Festivities!!!! Breakfast: My parents will want to see P as soon as possible in the morning, so I'll make the Creme Brûlée French Toast again since I still have all the ingredients & it was tasty! Lunch: who knows...maybe deli sandwiches! Dinner: heading over to the hubs Grandma's house for full 4th of July fun, so a cookout!

Thursday: Turkey Crockpot Meatballs & spaghetti

Friday: Flat Bread Pizza (for some reason I always think of Fridays as pizza & movie night!)

Saturday: Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Sunday: Turkey Burgers

Looks like I need to find some side items, but not too bad for a crazy week.

Meal Planning Monday - Week 1

by Michelle in , ,

In order to help me and the husband stay on track and try to get some weight off of us and maybe have better eating habits for when our Sweet P is eating the same foods as us in a few months, I am making it my goal to create a weekly meal plan and post it here on my blog.  Feel free to share any recipes or blog sites with great recipes.  I am a picky eater so you will see lots of meat and potatoes...and corn! I am starting the 5-Day Inferno Plan as part of my new fitness routine in efforts to lose weight.  I have made some modifications and this will not be an easy 5 days for me!


  • Breakfast - 1 egg scrambled with cheese and 2 slices of whole wheat toast
  • Lunch - tuna salad (tuna and light mayo)
  • Snack - 1/2 of a banana and 1/2 serving of dry roasted peanuts
  • Dinner - honey mustard chicken and mini corn on the cob (told you there would be corn!)
  • Snack - protein drink and 1 Tbsp almond butter


  • Breakfast - fruit smoothie
  • Lunch - 3-4 ounces of turkey meat on a whole wheat tortilla with a small side salad
  • Snack - apple, grapes and 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • Dinner - teriyaki salmon with brown rice
  • Snack - protein drink and 1 Tbsp peanut butter


  • Breakfast -  yogurt and strawberries
  • Lunch - baked potato with low-fat sour cream. cheese and bacon pieces
  • Snack - almonds and string cheese
  • Dinner - chicken burrito with quinoa
  • Snack - fruit smoothie


  • Breakfast -  1/2 banana, protein drink and 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • Lunch - egg salad on a whole wheat tortilla
  • Snack - apple slices, grapes and 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • Dinner - marinated steak with 1/2 of a baked potato
  • Snack - strawberries and dry roasted peanuts


  • Breakfast -  whole wheat waffle with light sausage
  • Lunch - grilled chicken salad
  • Snack - protein drink
  • Dinner - turkey mignon with string beans with garlic and oil
  • Snack - almonds and string cheese

Saturday: (I'm still having snacks...just don't really have them planned since the 5 Day plan is over)

  • Breakfast -  breakfast burritos
  • Lunch - flat bread pizza
  • Dinner - turkey burger and baked seasoned fries with Garlic Aioli


  • Breakfast -  lightened up creme brûlée french toast
  • Lunch -  turkey meatballs and spaghetti
  • Dinner - baked potato soup

The following menu items are recipes from

German Potato Salad Recipe

by Michelle in , ,

A few days ago on Twitter, someone I follow tweeted about potato salad and I immediately started craving German potato salad. My husband's family on his dad's side is German, so this is how I was introduced to this delicious type of potato salad.  This is not your typical mustard or mayo based potato salad because neither of those ingredients are in it.  So here's the list of ingredients you need:

  • 2 lbs of Red Potatoes
  • 4 slices of Bacon
  • 1 Tbsp All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 5 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped Onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Boil the potatoes with the skin on.  Once the potatoes are tender and a little firm, drain the water and then let them cool.  Once the potatoes are cooled, slice the potatoes into cubes and then set aside.
  2. On medium high heat, fry the bacon.  Since the bacon needs to be 'crumbled', I like to cut up my bacon into pieces before I fry it, so that is what I did.  Once your bacon is cooked, remove the bacon from the pan and lay onto paper towels to drain the fat and leave the bacon grease in the pan.
  3. Add the chopped onion to the pan with the bacon grease and sauté for a few minutes or until the onions are golden.
  4. Once the onions are golden, turn down the heat to medium and add the salt, pepper, sugar and flour to the pan and stir until fully incorporated.  Gradually stir in the white vinegar and water to the mixture in the pan and then simmer for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Turn the temperature of your stove to medium-low and gently stir in the potatoes and crumbled bacon.  Cover and let cook for a few minutes so that the potatoes can get heated throughly.  Once potatoes are heated, keep on low until ready to serve.

Hope you enjoy these potatoes as much as my German in-laws and I do!